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On 11 February 2012, TM Eye detectives served a criminal summons on a Newham man suspected of being involved in the sale of fake goods at Bovingdon and Wembley Markets.

The prosecution is being brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution with the full support of RAPISARDI INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY on behalf of ARMANI.

The man is due to appear at Brent Magistrates Court on Thursday 14 February 2013 summonsed for a large number of offences under the Trademark Act for selling counterfeit ARMANI clothing over a period of months.

TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,” TM Eye are taking action on behalf of ARMANI to stop the sale of fake ARMANI goods in the markets. This is the culmination of many months of pro active covert investigations by TM Eye. We will continue to target those selling fake goods infringing our clients IP Rights in order to catch and convict them and bring them to justice through the criminal courts.”.

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Operation 588-DM-12.

On 1st November 2012, Ahmed YOUSSEF of 13 Reid Close, Pinner, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court for offences under the Trademarks Act 1994.

This was a private criminal prosecution brought by TM Eye on behalf of its clients.

YOUSSEF pleaded guilty to a number of offences relating to the sale of fake Mulberry and Louis Vuitton goods over a period of time at Camden Market.

A large number of goods had been seized in a raid by trading standards, police and TM Eye detectives on 17th October 2012 at his shop premises situated at 267c Camden High Street at the junction with Jamestown Road NW1.

YOUSSEF will be sentenced on 22nd November 2012.

TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,’ this was an excellent result and again shows that positive partnership action has an impact on those who choose to sell fake goods to the public. I would like to thank Camden Trading Standards and police for their support.

TM Eye will continue to catch and convict those engaged in selling counterfeit goods on behalf of our clients’.